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DBKL Warns That They Will Close Parks Again If Parents Continue Ignoring Covid-19 SOPs

DBKL Warns That They Will Close Parks Again If Parents Continue Ignoring Covid-19 SOPs

DBKL is against bring young children to parks during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is warning the public that they will close all parks under their jurisdiction if park users continue to ignore regulations set under the recovery movement control order (RMCO).

In a Facebook post shared on their official account, the municipality said that guardians and parents of young children have been spotted openly defying a notice at the Perdana Botanical Garden children’s playground.

The notice informed park visitors that while most of the park has been opened to the public, use of the playground is still prohibited under the RMCO.

DBKL has issued public appeals advising park users against bringing young children there, due to the fact that children are considered high-risk Covid-19 groups.

Responding to Malay Mail in a WhatsApp message, KL Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said that they will shut all parks if people continue to ignore standard operating procedures (SOP).

DBKL warns that if this situation isn’t contained, it will shut all parks until the public obeys the SOP put in place by the Health Ministry.

Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan via Malay Mail

Public parks across the nation were closed to the public on 18 March when the movement control order (MCO) came into effect. The parks were reopened with regulations on 4 May when the government started to relax certain restrictions.

Unfortunately, just weeks after reopening, DBKL was prompted to shut down the parks again after park visitors were complacent about adhering to social distancing rules.

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